Saturday Morning Flashback

Saturday Mornings at 8:00am

A souvenir from the summer of '78

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1978 [Playlist]

The biggest concert event in Chicago happened in August when Mayor Michael Bilandic “borrowed” the concept of an urban outdoor festival…

WXRT–01/15/2017

Motorists wave as police cars pursue the Ford Bronco driven by Al Cowlings, carrying fugitive murder suspect O.J. Simpson, on a 90-minute slow-speed car chase June 17, 1994. (Photo: Mike NelsonAFP/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1994 [Playlist]

It was the year of Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction, the bizarre white Ford Bronco slow-motion highway chase, no World Series, and a new TV show called Friends

WXRT–01/08/2017

Election night, Atlanta, Georgia, 1976.
(photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1976 [Playlist]

On the final day of 2016, we took a break from reflecting on the last 12 months and went back 40 years…

01/01/2017

An aerial view of the old and new Comiskey Parks circa 1990.
(Photo by Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1990 [Playlist]

At the end of 1990, Midnight Oil’s album “Blue Sky Mining” topped our annual Listener Poll, along with the film “Dances With Wolves”, the TV show “Twin Peaks”…

WXRT–12/18/2016

An oil skimming operation works in a heavy oil slick after the beginning of an oil disaster which occurred when the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground March 24, 1989, and spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound. (Photo: Chris Wilkins/AFP/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1989 [Playlist]

It was an action-packed year: the Exxon Valdez nightmare, protest and tragedy in Tiananmen Square, and the destruction of the Berlin Wall…

WXRT–11/27/2016

1979 saw a core meltdown at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Pennsylvania. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1979 [Playlist]

The decade came to a close with memorable music…

WXRT–11/20/2016

Bruce Springsteen stands onstage, holding an electric guitar at his side during a concert, 1980s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1984 [Playlist]

It was a big year for Bruce. Born in the U.S.A. was the top album on the ’84 XRT Listener Poll…

WXRT–11/13/2016

23 years later: a collector's item!

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1993 [Playlist]

Not only was ’93 memorable for the Three-peat, it was the year we released our first collection of rare recordings…

WXRT–10/30/2016

(photo: W. Rice)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1977 [Playlist]

Quirky genius: when Talking Heads released their debut…

WXRT–10/23/2016

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Saturday Morning Flashback: 1998 [Playlist]

It doesn’t seem like 18 years ago…or does it?

WXRT–10/09/2016

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